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 JOHN,ELTON - JEWEL BOX[AND THIS IS ME]
Released:13/11/2020
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JOHN,ELTON - JEWEL BOX[AND THIS IS ME]

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2 LP

LP 1: SIDE A
1. EMPTY SKY
2. LADY SAMANTHA
3. BORDER SONG
4. MY FATHER'S GUN
LP 1: SIDE B
1. ALL THE NASTIES
2. I THINK I'M GOING TO KILL MYSELF
3. PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM
4. SONG FOR GUY

LP 2: SIDE A
1. SARTORIAL ELOQUENCE
2. ELTON'S SONG
3. COLD AS CHRISTMAS
(IN THE MIDDLE OF THE YEAR)
4. I FALL APART
LP 2: SIDE B
1. AMAZES ME
2. THE LAST SONG
3. AMERICAN TRIANGLE
4. (I'M GONNA) LOVE ME AGAIN
Elton John and Taron Egerton

Elton John Announces an In-Depth Exploration of His Extensive
Catalogue Including Rarities from 1965-1971, Lesser-Known B-Sides,
and Deep Cuts Personally Curated by Elton
Buried Treasures, Rare Gems and Collectibles Boxset Containing 60
Previously Unreleased Tracks, Hardback Book Featuring New Interviews
and Archival Graphics, and 81 Tracks Available For The First Time on
Digital Formats

The ultimate exploration into Elton's extensive back catalogue, ‘Elton:
Jewel Box' covers deep cuts, rarities from the earliest stages of his and
Bernie Taupin's musical journey, B-sides spanning 30 years and songs
discussed in his best-selling, critically acclaimed 2019 memoir ‘Me'.
The 8 CD boxset of buried treasures comes in a beautiful hardcover
book with the discs housed in the back, all wrapped in an outer slipcase.
Each section comes accompanied with extensive notes including a
track-by-track commentary by Elton for Deep Cuts. 3 different LP
collections are also available to pre-order now - a 4LP gatefold black
vinyl set of Deep Cuts (curated by Elton himself), a 3LP gatefold black
vinyl set of Rarities and B-side highlights and a 2LP gatefold black
vinyl set “And This Is Me…”. All audio was mastered at Abbey Road
Studios by GRAMMY winning mastering engineer Sean Magee. With
an unprecedented number of previously unheard and unreleased tracks
painstakingly excavated from deep within the UMG archives, this is the
ultimate treasure trove for Elton John fans.
Elton John Jewel Box 4
As a first taster of some of the many gems gathered within ‘Elton:
Jewel Box', ‘Sing Me No Sad Songs' is today unveiled for the very first
time. Previously unreleased, the track was written
and recorded as a band demo in 1969. ‘Sing Me No Sad Songs' is a
fascinating early taste of what was to come from Elton and Bernie, and
one that mentions not one, but two, future smashes in its lyrics - ‘Sad
Songs (Say So Much)' from 1984's ‘Breaking Hearts' album and Elton's
first UK chart-topping single ‘Dont Go Breaking My Heart' from 1976.
Speaking of the release, Elton says…
To delve back through every period of my career in such detail for Jewel
Box has been an absolute pleasure. Hearing these long lost tracks
again, I find it hard to comprehend just how prolific Bernie and I were
during the early days. The songs just poured out of us and the band
were just unbelievable in the studio. I always want to push forward
with everything I do and look to the future, but having time during
lockdown to take stock and pull these moments from my memory
from each era has been a joy. As a devout record collector myself, this
project has really excited me and I couldn't be happier with the level of
craft involved in such a carefully curated, lovingly constructed boxset.
I'm sure my fans will enjoy it as much as I have.


Discs 1 & 2: Deep Cuts
A selection of personal favourites, curated by Elton. The box set book
includes a track-by-track commentary by Elton.
Discs 3, 4 and 5: Rarities 1965 -1971
Elton's much sought-after 1960s and early 1970s demos and music that
cemented the foundations of the iconic Elton John / Bernie Taupin
writing partnership. The compelling, previously unreleased, missing piece
in his illustrious career. Daryl Easlea narrates this fascinating story with
contributions from those who were there at the time.
These discs encompass 65 songs, all but a few of which have been stored
in the vaults for more than 50 years. Most of these demos were recorded
during sessions before Elton was signed to a recording contract or
released his first album. Also included are the first song ever written by
Elton and his debut appearance on a record (both ‘Come Back Baby'
- 1965), Elton and Bernie's first composition (‘Scarecrow' - 1967), and
newly-unearthed piano/vocal demos of some of Elton's most acclaimed
songs from his early albums. The packaging appropriately contains rare
archival artwork and select original lyric sheets.
Discs 6 &7: B Sides 1976-2005
Non-LP tracks and flipsides, never before compiled together. 36 gems
that are now given another chance to sparkle - 17 previously only
available on vinyl, resulting in all of Elton's studio B-sides now being
offered digitally for the first time in his career.
Disc 8: And This Is Me…
To coincide with the release of the updated paperback edition of Me,
the final collection celebrates the songs mentioned by name by Elton in
his acclaimed autobiography, closing Jewel Box with the 2020 Academy
Award winning duet with Taron Egerton, ‘(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again'.
Disc Guide
Elton John Jewel Box 6
‘Elton: Jewel Box' is yet another marker in an incredible few years for the
world's favourite singer-songwriter. Since the release of ultimate greatest
hits album ‘Diamonds' in 2017, Elton has undertaken a breathtaking
3 years of activity that are unmatched in their ambition, reach and
impact across generations of music fans. Elton announced his record
breaking ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road' tour at New York's Gotham Hall in
January 2018 with a typically forward-looking virtual reality spectacular.
Encompassing 5 continents, and over 300 dates, this 3-year-long tour
started in September 2018 and marks his retirement from touring after
more than 50 years on the road. August 2018 saw Elton named as the
most successful male solo artist in Billboard Hot 100 chart history.
In 2019, the Farewell Tour was named Billboard's Top Rock Tour and
Pollstar's Major Tour Of The Year. 2019 also saw the release of Elton's
critically acclaimed global bestselling autobiography, ‘Me'. The 2019 epic
fantasy musical motion picture of Elton's life, ‘Rocketman' has been a
commercial and critical hit, taking over $200m at the box office. It has
won an Oscar, 2 Golden Globe Awards and a Critics' Choice Award and
garnered BAFTA nominations. Its soundtrack was also nominated for a
GRAMMY Award. 2019 also saw Elton awarded the Légion d'honneur,
France's highest award, for his lifetime contribution to the arts and the
fight against HIV/AIDS, and he was also honoured with both a Royal Mail
stamp collection and Royal Mint coin collection. ‘Diamonds', the ultimate
greatest hits package of Elton and Bernie has spent a staggering 148
consecutive weeks in the UK album charts, including 29 weeks in the Top
20 in 2020 alone, selling over a million copies worldwide in the process
and recently reaching double-platinum status in the UK.
An unparalleled career that has forever changed the cultural landscape,
Elton John's collaborations with Bernie Taupin and others continue to
shape the cultural landscape, break records, top charts and win new
fans across the generations. We've had the book, the film, the farewell
tour, the fashion collections and the greatest hits. And now with ‘Elton:
Jewel Box', fans finally have the treasure trove of previously unheard and
unreleased tracks they have been waiting for from the world's favourite
singer-songwriter.
Elton John Jewel Box 7
Elton's career achievements to date are unsurpassed in their breadth
and longevity. Elton is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with
1 diamond, 40 platinum or multi-platinum, and 23 gold albums, over 50
Top 40 hits, and he has sold more than 300 million records worldwide.
He holds the record for the biggest-selling single of all time, ‘Candle
in the Wind 1997', which sold over 33 million copies. ‘Diamonds' the
Ultimate Greatest Hits album, reached the Top 5 of the UK album charts
on its release in November 2017, becoming Elton's 40th UK Top 40
album in the process. This release celebrated 50 years of his songwriting
partnership with Bernie Taupin. August 2018 saw Elton named as the
most successful male solo artist in Billboard Hot 100 chart history,
having logged 67 entries, including nine No. 1 singles and 27 Top 10s.
Among the many awards and honours bestowed upon him are six
GRAMMYs, including a GRAMMY Legend award, a Tony and two Oscars,
a Best British Male Artist BRIT Award, induction into the Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Kennedy Center
Honor, Legend of Live Award, 13 Ivor Novello Awards between 1973
and 2001 and a knighthood from HM Queen Elizabeth II for “services
to music and charitable services.”
In 1992, Elton established the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which
today is one of the leading non-profit HIV/AIDS organizations and
has raised over $450 million to date in the global fight against HIV/
AIDS. In June 2019 President Emmanuel Macron presented Elton the
Légion d'honneur, France's highest award, for his lifetime contribution
to the arts and the fight against HIV/AIDS. Elton was awarded the
Companion of Honour in the 2020 New Year Honours list. The highest
acknowledgement in the list, Elton became one of only 64 people to
hold the honour. September 2019 saw The Royal Mail issue a set of 12
stamps as a tribute to Elton being one of the most popular and enduring
music artists of all time. Elton is one of only two individual music artists
to be featured in a dedicated stamp issue. In July 2020 the Royal Mint
released an Elton John commemorative coin, the second in their music
legends series to celebrate one of the most successful and enduring
artists of all time.


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